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Community Organizer
Communities Action Network
Jobs in Boston, Brockton, and New Bedford-Fall River

Three Positions Open:

-- Community Organizer for Brockton Interfaith Community—to join staff with organizer Isabel Lopez

Send resume to Janine Carreiro at

-- Community Organizer for MA Communities Action Network in Boston/Metro Boston

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

-- Community Organizer for New Bedford/Fall River region working for our affiliate called United Interfaith Action (UIA)

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

Brockton Interfaith Community has a 25 year record of work on numerous community improvement issues in Brockton and is affiliated with the MCAN network.

United Interfaith Action (UIA) has an 18 year record of work on numerous community improvement issues in New Bedford and Fall River and is affiliated with the MCAN network.

MA Communities Action Network (MCAN) has a 30 year record on numerous community improvement issues both statewide and in 12 cities through local affiliated organizations it organized and gives support to.

MCAN played a major role in the successful campaigns to raise the minimum wage and pass earned sick time in in 2013-2014 as Co-Chair of Raise UP Massachusetts. We are active on organizing campaigns on fight for $15 wage legislation, criminal justice reform/Jobs Not Jails, paid family medical leave, raising taxes progressively to fund needed programs, increasing access to people of color to construction jobs and to vocational technical education, and state funding for youth jobs, job training, and youth violence prevention.

MCAN is also affiliated with the PICO National Network of faith based community organization.


Previous experience as a community or labor organizer or leader.

Commitment to social, racial, and economic justice.

Need regular access to a car

Ability to speak Spanish or Portuguese is helpful but not required

Send resume to MCAN Director, Lew Finfer, at

Posted 6/14/15

Director, Strategic Foundation Partnerships
Location: Flexible

Organization Overview: The Full Frame Initiative (FFI) is a national nonprofit working to change systems so that people and communities experiencing poverty, violence and trauma have the tools, supports and resources they need to thrive. Founded in 2007, FFI has quickly become an innovative, dynamic and highly respected force for transforming the ways in which public systems and private nonprofits respond to people living at the intersection of poverty, violence and trauma.

FFI has discovered that organizations with proven records working with highly marginalized people share a common DNA: they support people in the full frame of their lives. Many more organizations are primed for this Full Frame Approach, but face systemic barriers to its practice. FFI works to remove these barriers through partnerships with state government, nonprofits, funders, researchers and communities. We’re changing systems so that they’re focused on wellbeing and better equipped to support people facing multiple challenges make change that lasts. Current projects can be found here. (

FFI’s fast growth—doubling in size and budget every two to three years—requires new staff, new partners and new funders. Our annual budget of just over $1 million this year is expected to grow to $2.5 million in the next five years, with revenue continuing to come from a blend of private philanthropy, earned income and government contracts. Private foundations make up 40-50 percent of our funding base, with this percentage expected to hold steady as the organization grows.

Position Overview: FFI is currently seeking a dynamic and accomplished Director, Strategic Foundation Partnerships who will lead the creation and implementation of a strategy to dramatically grow grants revenue, building on existing relationships with local and national funders, bringing in significant new investments, and deepening FFI’s visibility in and partnerships with the private foundation sector. The position will also be responsible for identifying and cultivating relationships with allies in philanthropy to advance FFI’s mission. This is an exciting opportunity for a fundraising professional to have a dramatic impact on a growing, national organization effecting significant change in communities across the country.

· In partnership with the CEO, develop and implement a strategic foundation relations plan in order to identify, solicit, cultivate and manage relationships with national foundations
· Work closely with FFI’s program staff to identify needs and identify various ways to frame and communicate projects to potential investors
· Prepare compelling proposals drawing on data from a variety of sources, both internal and external in order to attract foundation support
· Manage the calendar of grant applications, reports and stewardship to ensure strong project management and meeting of deadlines
· Work in partnership with the communications team to develop new materials that help to effectively communicate the story of FFI’s mission, projects and overall impact
· Serve as an external face for FFI, acting as primary point of contact with Program Officers and Foundation leaders and working closely with the CEO to ensure she has relevant contact in stewarding foundations as needed for successful cultivation.
· Identify, cultivate relationships, and build alliances with “practical visionaries” in the foundation world who want to partner with us to change broader philanthropic practices so that they support and incentivize the Full Frame Approach to supporting people and communities.
· Deep and demonstrated commitment to social change work and FFI’s mission.
· Demonstrated success raising revenue for nonprofit organizations through foundation support.
· Great communication skills—persuasive and accurate writing and editing skills; strong relational skills.
· Ability to make complex, nuanced work accessible and compelling.
· Creativity and resourcefulness, along with an ability to develop and execute a detailed plan.
· Technology fluency—Microsoft Office required; Google Apps, CRM software (Salesforce preferred) and other, emerging technology highly desirable.
· Experience in a dynamic, entrepreneurial environment where it’s been demonstrated how much s/he can do independently, and how fabulously s/he works as part of a team.
· A deep desire to learn and grow.

To Apply:
Please upload a resume and thoughtful cover letter, outlining how your skills and experience meet the qualifications of the position and stating how you heard about this opportunity, both in Word format, to Katya Smyth, Founder and CEO, at
Applications will be reviewed on a rolling basis.

FFI is an Equal Opportunity Employer. We are committed to diversity; people from historically marginalized and oppressed communities are strongly encouraged to apply.

About Commongood Careers:
The Full Frame Initiative has partnered with Commongood Careers to conduct the search for a Director , Strategic Foundation Partnerships. Commongood Careers is a mission-driven search firm for the nonprofit sector. With robust networks, a range of service offerings, and accessible fees, Commongood Careers is committed to providing a smarter way for the nation’s leading edge nonprofits to make high-impact hires. Since 2005, Commongood Careers has led over 600 searches for 200 organizations in 29 states, making us one of the most experienced nonprofit search firms in the country. Learn more about nonprofit jobs at Commongood Careers.

Posted 6/9/15



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